Pastor Terry Jones, left, comes out of Dove World Outreach...

Pastor Terry Jones, left, comes out of Dove World Outreach Center with K.A. Paul to talk to the media in Gainesville, Florida. (Sept. 10, 2010) Credit: MCT

An acquaintance of the pastor who once planned to burn copies of the Quran to mark the 9/11 anniversary says the Rev. Terry Jones headed to New York aboard a Friday night flight.

 K.A. Paul, a Christian evangelist who runs a ministry in Houston, says he bought the ticket for Jones to fly out of Orlando and land around 10:15 p.m. in New York.

 Jones landed in New York on Friday night and declined to talk to reporters on his way to a cab.

 Jones has said he wants to meet with the imam overseeing a proposed mosque and Islamic center to be built near ground zero.

 Earlier Friday, Jones’ son, Luke, said that the Quran-burning won’t take place Saturday but couldn’t say whether there would be a future event.

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